Poet as Housewife

I stumbled across this poem today and it spoke to me. I wonder why… ha! Enjoy.

Poet as Housewife

BY ELISABETH EYBERS

Always a broom leaned against a wall,
meals never on time, if they come at all.
Days without dates through which she moves
empty and stubborn, slightly confused.
Ironing hung dejectedly over a chair,
gestures that come from who-knows-where.
Old letters unanswered, piled together,
papers and pills stuffed deep in a drawer.
Thankful to be part of your heart’s great whole
yet devoted to the limits of her own small skull.
O orderly biped, take heed,
leave her alone—let her read.
*Source: Poetry (July/August 2009)*

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